Support St. Brendan High School
Since opening its doors in 1975, St. Brendan High School has been a leader in secondary education for the Archdiocese of Miami. At St. Brendan we strive to provide nothing less than an exceptional Catholic education, through an ever-expanding curriculum, the most advanced educational resources, cutting edge technology, and faith-centered spiritual nourishment. The fiscal demands of providing an outstanding education continue to increase; however, St. Brendan consistently maintains one of the most affordable tuitions in Miami.
While we make every effort to offer a quality Catholic education to all students regardless of their economic status, it is also our priority to improve and expand our facilities and educational programming. Past donations have led to a successful one-to-one iPad program, new academic and athletic facilities, enhanced educational programs, and tuition assistance for our deserving students.
We are growing, and we invite you to grow with us. Our Campus Master Plan will result in a myriad of benefits for our community of faith. Philanthropic support will help transform nearly 50% of St. Brendan's Campus into a much safer, state-of-the-art facility. The number of visitors St. Brendan High School will be able to accommodate on a daily basis will significantly increase due to this project. It will also allow our students greater opportunities to succeed in Athletics. Colleges are watching closely, and we aim to give our students every opportunity to succeed and compete with other schools. St. Brendan High School is committed to student excellent in mind, body, and spirit.
All non-profit schools rely on fundraising from their alumni, parents, friends, and local community to supplement their academic programming because learning occurs best when it is hands on, interactive and experiential. Donations also provide the flexibility to attract and retain our greatest asset – our faculty; who wield these resources masterfully to the benefit of our students.
Donations safeguard for the future by allowing us to improve and expand our school facilities. Building projects from our Campus Improvement Plan such as the new athletic fields, redesigned parking, and upgraded classrooms are all examples of what has been accomplished with careful budgeting and helpful charitable contributions. Phases 3 and 4 of our Improvement Plan are forthcoming.
It’s challenging to offer enhanced learning without raising tuition by large margins. The ability to balance the two is made possible by charitable giving. With your help, St. Brendan can maintain its commitment to maintaining an affordable tuition and provide tuition assistance to qualifying students.
Tax Information & Impact on Charitable Giving
For most taxpayers, up to $300 of donations to charities are deductible in 2020 as part of the new CARES Act. If you take the standard deduction and do not itemize on your tax return, you can deduct up to $300 of cash contributions made to qualifying organizations such as St. Brendan High School.
The contribution must be either by cash, credit card, check, or workplace payroll deduction. Donations of goods or services are not eligible. You can’t claim this deduction if you itemize deductions on your 2020 tax return (i.e., you must claim the standard deduction).
*This is provided for informational purposes only. For more information, please consult your accountant or financial planner.
Annual giving is a concerted effort to raise funds to best serve the current and future students of St. Brendan High School. Cash, securities or in-kind gifts support a myriad of programs and help offset costs that are only partly covered by tuition.
St. Brendan is recognized by the IRS under section 501-c-3 as a tax exempt organization. Donations provided to St. Brendan are considered tax deductible as long as no goods or services have been received in exchange for your gift.
"As an alumna, I wanted my older son to attend St. Brendan High School. However, it was ultimately his choice since he was also accepted to an all-boy school. To say we are happy that he chose St. B is an understatement.
The education, support, spiritual guidance and opportunities (both educational and extracurricular) provided to him have been invaluable. He is in the ALPHA program which as challenged him to grow as an individual and independent thinker. We look forward to continuing on in the Sabre family with our younger son next year."
-Laura Llerena-Hernandez '91, Alumna and Parent